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Steam cleaning technology specialist OspreyDeepclean and German high pressure cleaner producer Frank have joined to form OspreyFrank.
Osprey, based in the UK, has become a globally recognised brand, while Frank has a centuries-long history in manufacturing.
Men's offices are dirtier than women's and contain significantly higher numbers of bacteria, a US study has found.
Much of the reason is probably down to hygiene, say the researchers - who point out that men are "commonly perceived to have a more slovenly nature".
Scientists took 450 swab samples from 90 offices occupied by men and women in New
If you think the washroom is the epicentre of workplace germs, you'd be wrong because it's office break rooms and kitchens that are often crawling with bacteria. That's according to a study carried out by Kimberly-Clark Professional (KCP).
The place where US workers eat and prepare their lunch topped the list of office germ 'hot spots', with tap
Street cleaners working for a UK municipality have been using Twitter to describe their daily tasks to the public.
The cleaners, from Guildford in Surrey, have been using the social media site to let residents know exactly what they are doing in order to keep the town looking clean and tidy.
"It can be a dirty job - but we're proud to do it,"
A group of 21 cleaning apprentices from France visited London recently as part of a European educational tour organised by the Trans Europe Centre Apprentissage system for central France.
Among the sites they visited were the Thames Barrier, the London 2012 Olympics facilities and a vocational training centre at Merton Campus.
International facilities management group Euroliance held an international for members and clients in Amsterdam recently.
Founding members Onet of France, OCS from the UK and Germany's Gegenbauer welcomed partners representing Germany, Austria, Denmark, Spain, Finland, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, the Netherlands, Poland,